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Join us as three individuals talk with us about their native country: how people live and work, what living conditions are like, about their social connections with family and the community, about religious practices, etc.

Topic countries will include: Ukraine, Vietnam, and Ghana.

We will have a potluck supper at 6:00, featuring an entrée from the highlighted country. Please bring a dish to pass. If you like a culinary challenge, find a recipe for a dish from the highlighted country! Then the presentation will begin at 7:00 in the sanctuary, with plenty of time to ask questions. Continue reading

Hi All, There is so much happening right now. So here goes. This weekend is the Michigan Conference. If you volunteered to help out thank you so much. Oct. 21 (next weekend) is Harvest Feast. Join us for a scrumptious … Continue reading

It’s that time of year. Soon the snow and cold winds will be blowing in to Michigan. The Annual Coat Drive kicks off Sept 30, 2018 Please help keep our local children warm. Continue reading

26th Annual Harvest Feast Mark your calendar: Sunday, October 21 from 12 – 2 pm.  The Harvest Feast is a celebration of the great abundance and energy the Lord provides. Here’s what we’re having. Turkey with Dressing Mashed Potatoes and … Continue reading

It began as The Mitten Tree. Outreach Board decided they wished to keep the giving tree concept growing. October we will be collecting towels and linens. November will be offerings from the Brown Bags — food and grocery items and White Bags — toiletries and health items.

December we will once again collect mittens, scarves, hats and winter paraphernalia for our community. Don’t forget winter Coat Drive. Your monetary donations toward this will allow us to purchase coats at quantity discount for people less fortunate. These are distributed thru SIREN/Eaton Shelter and Eaton Clothing and Furniture Center. Continue reading

If you have not stopped by to take a look at the labyrinth be sure to do so. It is FINISHED! If you visit after dark you will see the glow stones in action. Aug. 25 was Planting day at the Labyrinth–Thank you to the many hands that made light work. There are about 400 sedum planted. Continue reading

We have been exploring ways to provide church fellowship as well as increase income sources for our church budget from not only our congregation but friends and family too. A sign up sheet is available at coffee hour, to indicate your month of birth and then meet the other members interested in being part of your BIRTHDAY CLUB “committee”. Continue reading

In case you ever wondered, First Congregational has handicap accessibility.  From our Welcome Page: Both of our buildings are handicap accessible. The main building has a newly remodeled ramp on its northwest corner, and features an elevator inside the building. … Continue reading

This seminar was a wonderful examination of beliefs and ethical teachings associated with various world religions with the goal of increasing our ability to acquire a greater awareness of and appreciation for the diversity and similarities among the world’s religions. Audio recordings are available HERE so that you might study various aspects of the world’s religions and enjoy a deepened capacity for compassion and respect towards others in general.

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“’If you are more fortunate than others, it is better that you should build a longer table, than a taller fence.’ To me, the simplicity and eloquence of this apparently anonymous quote sums up my experience serving in Florida with UCC Disaster Ministries on a hurricane recovery volunteer work team.” – Commentary by Scott Smiley Continue reading